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by Pierre Godeau


If anyone knows anything about bikes, it’s Raoul Taburin, official bicycle dealer of Saint Céron, a lovely village in the South of France. But Raoul has a terrible secret: he has never been able to keep his balance on a bike without using stabilisers. His childhood and teenage years were spent trying to overcome his flaw - in vain. All attempts to tell his secret have also failed. Nobody believes him. When photographer Hervé Figougne moves to Saint Céron, the two men become fast friends. And when Figougne offers to photograph Raoul riding a racing bike along a mountain precipice, the moment of truth has arrived. He does all he can to avoid the photo shoot. But everything goes against him and he finally has to accept his destiny. “At least”, he thinks, “people will have to believe me”. But for Raoul Taburin, things are never that simple...

original title: Raoul Taburin
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Pierre Godeau
film run: 89'
release date: FR 17/04/2019, BE 10/04/2019, CH 1/05/2019
screenplay: Guillaume Laurant
cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Édouard Baer, Suzanne Clément, Victor Assié, Grégory Gadebois, Ilona Bachelier, Marilou Aussilloux, Vincent Desagnat, Léo Dussollier, Christian Fabre
cinematography by: Claire Mathon
film editing: Hervé de Luze
producer: Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Philippe Godeau
co-producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart
associate producer: Philippe Logie
production: Pan-Européenne Production, Versus Production
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution, Athena Films, Praesens Film AG
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